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leaving earth.


released September 25, 2012

Two years of writing. Seven months of doing.

Recorded by Mike Taylor
Mixed by Bucky Masters
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering

A very sincere thanks to: Mike Taylor, Bucky Masters, Ryan Pape, Dan Popoli, Nyah Saroce, Anthony Ingrassia, Jess Braica, Nick Ares, Marvin Quinones, Keenan O'Connor, Eric Holle, Jay Majerowski, Nate Burns, Jake Burns, Jesse Zuretti, John Kerr, and all friends and family.



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Track Name: City of the Blind
free like a caged bird,
so mindless is the herd.
stupefying colors for stupidity, ensured.
televisions drone on with fascist wisdom,
it's all a simple paint-by-numbers catechism.
you've a single mortal coil,
the stories all shall wind.
to emblaze the darkest toils
inside the peace of consumer minds.

Dependent on your dependency,
a system based on flaw.
made to benefit only those 'above' the law.

not a tear for iniquity,
its salvation you can buy
not a tear for travesty
in the city of the blind.
Track Name: Palace
on high, oh that exultant guise
its that listless disregard that will eat you all alive.
muster all the apathy that only you could contrive.
we have the torches and the plowshares and we don't think it's right.

smoke fills the air.
the scent of greed.
youve earned your plight to breathe.
Your crown will crash to the earth
like stones from the sky-
on high, that exultant guise.

the sun and the moon burn so bright.
the rising darkness, the waning light.
Growing umbra in your mind-
all of us, you left behind
deep within your palace, pearled,
you sold us out to gain the world.
You mount your horse on high, with
that exultant guise.
Track Name: Waning
i wish every moment away
i wish every moment away
i wish every moment away
i wish every moment away
Track Name: Umbra
last night i sat by my window
wind blowing a gentle breeze through me
moonlight hit my face illuminating shadows inside me
has it come to this?
years go by in seconds
life's pains learned too deep
that which brings gods to their knees and lets giants sleep
i can hear the screams
but when i look they disappear
maybe its not for me
I look to the sky
fireballs a million years away
if i'm so numb why do i feel their flames?


of all that i've lost
things dont seem any different
entering sleep now
i can hear the wind